From left: Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough star in Footloose while Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars in The Thing. (Getty Images)Two perfectly good '80s movies get the remake treatment this weekend as Footloose goes up against The Thing. But which movie deserved a remake and which is the most superfluous? Let's find out.The PlotFootloose: Rebellious kid with some serious dance moves finds himself in a town where dancing and music are forbidden. Naturally this is all going to be resolved in a...Read Full Story
Yesterday, I was invited along to an advance screening of the 2011 remake of classic 80s film, Footloose.
Straight off, incidentally, I’m totally calling dibs on the phrase ‘Footloose Rebooted’ – genuinely surprised that nobody else in Hollywood has come up with that one!!! If you see me mention Footloose Rebooted, then you’ll know that I mean the remake
I have had a long and chequered history with this film/musical version in the past. Whilst I recognise the 80s original as a classic, I...Read Full Story
Footloose Advanced Screening in Boston HEC reporter Victoria Kichuk poses with Footloose stars Julianne Hough (left) and Kenny Wormald.
When Hollywood looks to remake movies, especially ones that have become an iconic part of American pop culture, fans rightfully tend to get nervous. So when Paramount Pictures announced its final cast selection for their Footloose remake last year, moviegoers began preparing themselves for watching dance scenes to Kenny Loggins without the limber moves of...Read Full Story
Writer/Director Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, ‘Footloose.’ Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid...Read Full Story
Synopsis: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with...Read Full Story